Derek Jeter's Celebrity Golf Classic holds kick-off party in Tampa Wednesday night

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Tampa, Florida -- The stars were out at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa Wednesday night for the kick-off party for the 11th Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic.

The red carpet arrivals began at 7 p.m.

Baseball stars like Albert Pujols, CC Sabathia, and Jose Bautista attended the event. There was also a special performance by Ne-Yo.

On Thursday, Jan. 16, the Golf Classic fundraiser begins with a Sponsor Tournament and Celebrity Shoot-out at the TPC of Tampa Bay. The event will be followed with a Draw Party at Avila Golf & Country Club at 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 17 is the big day with the Celebrity Golf Classic and Awards Ceremony that will be held at Avila Golf & Country Club.

For more information on this year's Golf Classic, click here.

Jeter holds his Golf Classic each year to help raise money for his Turn 2 Foundation which helps motivate young people through signature programs and activities to turn away from drugs and alcohol and "TURN 2" healthy lifestyles.

To see pictures from previous events held to raise money for Jeter's foundation, click here

SEE ALSO: 10th Annual Jeter Golf Classic raises $1 million for Turn 2 Foundation

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